Predictors of Bullying Behavior: An Adlerian Approach

  • Susan E. Henderson
  • Reade Dowda
  • Rebecca A. Robles-PiñaEmail author


Bullying is a serious problem that affects schools, individuals, families, peers, and community systems. The 2005–2006 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC; Iannotti, (2012) ICPSR28241-v1. Ann Arbor, MI, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2012-02-29. doi:10.3886/ICPSR28241.v1) dataset (n = 2946) was used to determine the systemic risk factors that predicted bullying behavior within 30 days. Statistically significant findings were found, and 6% of the variance was explained by a combination of six predictors. Adolescents who (a) drank alcohol and smoked, (b) who felt their parents were almost always loving as well as those who treated them like babies, and (c) who had above average feelings about school and reported good teacher’s opinion about school performance were more likely to bully.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Susan E. Henderson
    • 1
  • Reade Dowda
    • 2
  • Rebecca A. Robles-Piña
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Counselor EducationSam Houston State UniversityHuntsvilleUSA
  2. 2.Clinical Mental Counseling ProgramFort Hays State UniversityHaysUSA

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